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A Japanese -born, New York-based Artist


BIO
CHiKA is a Japanese born artist, and educator based in New York. She studied Photography at the School of Visual Arts and received her Masters from New York University: Interactive Telecommunication Program.

She has been a resident fellow at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, an IAC/InterActiveCorp Teaching and a Research Fellow for Vimeo, an Eyebeam resident artist and a BRIC Media Arts Fellow in 2015, a Bronx Museum AIM Program in 2016, a Harvestworks Workspace Residency and an Elsewhere Artist Residency in 2017, a Media Resident at Mana Contemporary and a Visible Future Lab Resident at the School of Visual Arts in 2019.

As an educator, she is a founder of a projection mapping and LED pixel mapping workshop, Mappathon™, teaching students projection mapping techniques, from concept to installation.

Her work has been shown in numerous international venues and festivals, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, NY Hall of Science, Bronx Museum, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Hammer Museum (San Francisco), San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, and International Biennial Contemporary Art ULA-2010 (Venezuela), Mapping Festival (Geneva), Mutek (Montreal), Dumbo Art Festival and among others.

ARTIST STATEMENT
CHIKA explores a Japanese homophone with a unique combination of meanings to conceptualize her light sculpture. She uses a Japanese word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. This concept expands her ideas; revealing the hidden meanings. The main elements of her installation are deeply inspired by minimalistic, simple geometric beauty, Japanese philosophy, Zen, sound, and contains complicated mechanisms that interact with the public. The viewer to experience new seeing experience: from one-way communication to the audience, into a fully interactive experience that uses technology to establish a moment of creation.





ARTIST CV






EDUCATION
MPS     
BFA      






RESIDENCIES
2019
2018
2017  
 
2016  



2015   
2013
2009   

FELLOWSHIPS
2012 
   
2009        


AWARDS
1994   
  

RESEARCH
2016  


GRANT & FUND
2015  
2014  
2013  










ITP, New York University NY, USA
School of Visual Arts NY, USA







VFL Residency NY, NY
Mana Contemporary NJ, USA
Hervestworks Workspace Residency NY, USA
Elsewhere Artist Residency NY, USA
The Bronx Museum AIM Program Residency NY, USA
Laboratory Residency WA, USA
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship NY, USA
Triangle Workshop Residency NY, USA
Made in NY Media Center by IFP Residency NY, USA
Eyebeam Spring Summer Residency NY, USA
Experimental TV Center Residency NY, USA


IAC Teaching and Research Fellowship NY, USA
ITP, New York University Fellowship NY, USA
Experimental TV Center Residency NY, USA



Rhodes Family Award, School of Visual Arts NY, USA



Metropolitan Muse um Media Lab Researcher NY, USA



New Mexico Art Fund NM, USA
The Manhattan Community Arts Fund NY, USA
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants NY, USA
NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds NY, USA















ARTIST TALK  
2017    



2016



2015

2014


2013


2012
2010


VISITING ARTIST
2017 
2016  
2015  



















Parsons School of Design NY, USA
Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago, Chile
Hervestworks NY, USA
PMAJ TOKYO. JP
Ramapo Collage NJ, USA Carrot Creative NY, USA
Campus Party Guadalajara, MX
Spokane WAM WA, USA FIMA Morelia, MX
PMJA TOKYO, JP
Pecha Kucha Taos NM, USA
Zuyd University NY, USA Huge NY, USA
Japan Foundation NY, USA
ITP, NYU NY, USA NYU Gallatin School NY, USA
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering NY, USA
Mappi Festival, Museo de la ciudad Quito, EC
The Very First Year: Pecha kucha, Eyebeam NY, USA
ESI Design NY, USA
Apple Store TOKYO, JP
Wiki-Sprint Mapping Festival, Geneva, CH



Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago, CL
Ramapo College of New Jersey NJ, US
University of North Texas TX, USA


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